[First filed: November 22, 2008 @ 13:08]
Friday night’s Jester Ball was in many ways a different affair from its predecessor
Partly it was the time of year, still light when doors opened.
Partly it was simply that the new organiser is a woman. It came out in little things like the bar stocking as many varieties of champagne as beer. (And I am now forcefully reminded that amongst the many reasons I do not drink VB is its predeliction for headaches.)
CityNews’ Jorian Gardner was a fine MC, but lacked the madcap excitement of last year’s Jester. And the entertainment, be it burlesque dancing or fashion parades, seemed to engage the ladies more than the men.
On the other hand the men had the ladies to look at.
Despite the differences it was amazing fun. The large crowd had a great time at the Albert Hall without incident.
There’s a slideshow below of the astonishing outfits. If you’ve got some photos of any we missed email them in to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the name you’d like credited. Many thanks to Asher Floyd who has sent in the sort of corking images one would expect from a photographer of his stature.
A note on the photos: A downside of a masque is that photographers who normally wear glasses are seeing a little fuzzy. This meant I tended to play it safe and use flash. Yes, some people are in there more than once. As this is a function of particularly amazing outfits this is not a bad thing.